Thread: GP1300r handling questions
08-10-2014, 10:31 PM #1
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GP1300r handling questions
I have an 03 GP1300r right now and it was the first ski I have owned and ever been on so I never was able to compare it to anything. I have always read how awesome the GPs handle. The only handling mod I did was step the sponsons. Recently I was able to test ride a Yamaha FZS and the handling of that just threw me for a surprise. For as big as it is, i felt it handled awesome! I felt alot more confident to whip the FZS around vs the GPR. What am I missing here? Maybe I am being just to cautious with the GP? It just seems the FZS was alot more responsive to steering input. What are your guys thoughts on this?
08-10-2014, 10:41 PM #2
better sponsons, Jims modded R&D FF cut ride plate and depending on what your riding in, the intake grate, single bar for rougher waters where you need to stay planted or R&D 1200 two bar for smoother waters
08-18-2014, 03:54 PM #3
I ran some R&d extended trim tabs for a few days, made the ski so stable in sharp turns even when scooting far up river.
I loved how solid it felt. But I took them off after loosing around 1 mph top end.
it's a thought.
08-19-2014, 08:16 AM #4
BTW, one of the theories why the design changed from round to oval is that because the 4-strokes are heavier, they needed a way to make it more responsive and lighter feeling v. 2-stroke in general.
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